Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children-Parenting Guide

Domestic violence against children is a form of abuse that occurs when a parent or caregiver uses physical or emotional abuse to control, intimidate, or harm a child

Afzal Badshah, PhD
ILLUMINATION
2 min readFeb 13, 2023

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Raising and teaching children is hard work. It requires a lot of skills, consistency, and patience but unfortunately in developing countries, all these tasks are taken lightly. I still remember that when I was in school, once a month we used to take bundles of sticks for teachers. The same was used to beat us for the next month.

Domestic violence against children is a form of abuse that occurs when a parent or caregiver uses physical or emotional abuse to control, intimidate, or harm a child. Domestic violence can have long-term physical, psychological, and emotional effects on children. Growing up in such an environment, the child becomes an abuser himself and treats others in the same way.

As far as I have seen, there are limited children who have not experienced domestic violence. Sometimes children are subjected to violence by their parents, older siblings, uncles, or aunts. I myself have been a constant victim of this. Domestic violence is done as the child is not a human but a non-living object and is under their complete control.

Children in such homes live in constant fear and seek shelter from the abuser. What kind of childhood is this? What kind of home is this? What kind of protection is this? This is one of the primary responsibilities of parents to provide a safe haven for their children. Good child development and training requires parents to provide children with good food, education, safe shelter, healthy playtime, and training.

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It is important to recognize the signs of domestic violence against children and take steps to protect them. Signs of domestic violence against children may include physical signs such as bruises. emotional symptoms such as fear, anxiety, or depression; and behavioral symptoms such as aggression, withdrawal, or poor school performance.

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Afzal Badshah, PhD
ILLUMINATION

Dr Afzal Badshah focuses on academic skills, pedagogy (teaching skills) and life skills.